Another early spring day led me to this cream linen & grey flannel combination. The beautiful sunshine meant some bolder accessories could be used, a label heavy (for me) mix of Tom Ford tie, Vivienne Westwood square & Ralph Lauren Purple Label sports coat.
Of special interest to me is this great linen coat, with its vintage inspired pleated & belted back. Made from an old fashioned heavy cloth, half lined, with bell shaped patch pockets & oversized mother of pearl buttons. All these details and their historic references encourage my natural tendencies towards a 20’s & 30’s mode of dressing, this can easily veer towards costume if not kept in check, so today I did my best to limit other ‘vintagey’ notes, keeping it to just the dandyesque spectator shoes, no hat, no bow-tie, no pocket watch.
I hope it works…
Full dress ( white tie ) evening suit by Frederick Scholte, developer of the ‘London Lounge’, or ‘Drape’ cut coat.
A pair of MtM linen trousers I had made by Luxire, with a high, split back for braces & an extended tab ending in an adjuster for tightening the waistline. Maybe a little over engineered, but very comfortable.